Arna Nguela

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Field-Marshal

Arna Nguela
Nguela in February 2017
Marshal of the Northern Army.
In office
17th October 2016 – 16th March 2017
President Marcus van der Veld
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by James Mbutuo
Minister for Integration
Personal details
Born Arna Juno Nguela
18th January 1990
Lanchester, KavoKavoene Commonwealth
Citizenship Araabyne PRA
Nationality Shuhuntu
Political party PRA
Spouse(s) Paul Nguela
Children Indira Nguela (b.2007)
Chasi Nguela (b. 2014)
Parents Thomas Nguela
Amy Nguela
Occupation Military Officer, Major General
Profession Government Minister
Military service
Nickname(s) Nguela of the Flame
Allegiance  Araabyne
Service/branch Araabyne Defence Force
Years of service 2017-Present
Rank Major General
Unit ADF 1st Army
Commands None
Battles/wars Fourth Brush War
Battle of Sunny Croft
Battle of Vijters
Siege of Haag
Capture of Haag
Battle of Gilesgate
Battle for Port Arthur

Arna Nguela is a leading political figure within the Socialist Union of Sheera, and the People's Democratic Republic of Sheera, as well as the commander of SUSa's former Northern Army, which is now the Northern Army of the People's Army of Sheera. Nguela came to prominence internationally during the Fourth Brush War, as a result of her conservative and more restrained rhetoric, and her successful military operations against ArKav forces at Sunny Croft, Vijters, and Haag. Prior to the Fourth Brush War she was known within SUSa as the more moderate counterweight to Dr Truman Kumbukani's more radical policies, and became a voice of reason within SUSa' upper echelons. Most recently she is the commander responsible for the Burning of Haag during shich around 12,000 people were killed and the majority of the city reduced to rubble; however this came as the result of an ultimatum and policy issued by SUSa leader, Kumbukani and she is widely believed to have been a reluctant participant.

Known as "Nguela of the Flame" as a result of the use of incendiaries and white phosphorus during the assault on Haag, she was first dubbed Nguela the Arsonist by Kavoene newspapers and propagandists working for ArKav, however the name Nguela of the Flame proved catchier and thus stuck in the international press and has since been used as epithet for her within SUSa.

Nguela is widely believed to be SUSa and indeed Sheera as a whole's most competent and capable military leader, which is conceded even by ArKav in spite of her lack of formal military training of any kind. Her appointment as Marshal of the Northern Army was a largely political appointment as she had played a significant and influential part within SUSa's pre-war political structure which gained her popularity and favour. Since becoming a military commander however Nguela has proven her ability both as a warrior and a tactician, by destroying vastly superior forces at Vijters, and later at Lanchester. More recently she has struggled to maintain the efficacy of her forces due to conflicting orders to destroy Haag while simultaneously pressing an attack south towards Sacriston.

Early Life

Nguela was born in Lanchester in what at the time was Kavo, on the 18th January 1990, to parents Thomas and Amy (nee: Richards) Nguela. Her father was a miner and trade union representative at the nearby Chota Coal Mine, while her Mother was a part time teaching assistant at a local Primary School. She was the youngest of three children with two older brothers, Dennis and Raoul. She was sent to the St. Adelaide School for Girls, an expensive boarding school, her education was paid for through a trade union initiative. However in 2002 and the age of 12 she was forced to leave St. Adelaide's after her father's union clashed with the Apartheid government of Kavo over healthcare and pay; her father was labelled a dangerous dissident and fired from his job and her mother also lost her job by association. By 2004 the family were living in poverty in the slums on the outskirts of Lanchester, with her father continuing to come under attack by the government's secret police.

In 2006 after a series of black rights protests in Lanchester the slums were raided by police and Nguela's father was arrested, despite the fact that he had not been involved in the riots. Shortly after white mobs, led by the local white militia, entered the slums and put many of the houses there to the torch. One of Arna's brothers, Dennis, was killed in the violence, and she and her mother were dragged out into the street naked and raped. After the violence had died down it was revealed that her father had been beaten to dead in jail by the local police and the family fled Lanchester northwards toward the Aramatherian border where they hoped to cross into the war torn failed state, and join up with one of the exiled black political factions based there.

In 2007 Arna gave birth to a daughter, Indira, who had been conceived after her rape the year before. Despite not knowing who the father of her child was Arna cared for the child and became devoted parent while finishing her education under the sponsorship of SUSa. In 2008 her brother Raoul died in a SUSa raid against a rival faction, and her mother wracked with grief would die only two months later. Now alone Nguela accepted an offer by SUSa to travel to Sagite to study Civil Engineering at the Royal University of Târgoviște. Nguela would return to Aramatheria in 2012 after graduating with honours, and would take up a key administrative position ensuring proper sanitation and clean drinking water in SUSa camps throughout the region. In this role she met her future husband Paul Tkaal, who was a fellow SUSa sponsored graduate.

Arna Nguela and Paul Tkaal were married in 2013 in Aramatheria and according to Shuhuntu cultural tradition he took her name. The couple's daughter Chasi would be born the next year in 2014, and Paul adopted Indira as his own at the same time despite her mixed heritage and the circumstances of her birth. Shortly after the birth of Indira, Arna Nguela was offered a post in the military command echelon of SUSa for the coming invasion of Kavo.

SUSa Involvement

Nguela became involved with SUSa in 2007 at the age of 17 when her mother, brother, and herself fled into Aramatheria after the murders of her father and brother and persecution of their family. Drawn into the movement by Dr Truman Kumbukani's rhetoric and talk of an equitable society in Kavo the family were initially welcomed at part of the logistical support branch for a local guerrilla camp. Her brother Raoul would quickly be drawn into service as a guerrilla fighter and was killed in 2008, raising the movement's respect for Nguela and her mother who continued to work to support the rebel group. In September 2008 Arna Nguela was sent to the University of Târgoviște, funded by the group in order to study Civil Engineering, in the hope that she would be able to better support the organisation while fighting a guerrilla war, and in the hoped for future when they controlled their own state.

Fourth Brush War

Political Ideology & Activities